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Academy Program Information

Academy for Dairy Executives

Developing Management and Leadership Skills

Program Fee

$800 paid in two installments of $400 each. The first installment is payable upon notification of acceptance into the program, no later than November 9, 2018. The second installment is due by January 1, 2019.

The program fee includes all meals, lodging, parking, meeting rooms, speaker fees, materials, and breaks during the program. The program fee covers the lodging expenses for the night of the first day of the session. Additional nights of stay before or after the program are the responsibility of the participants. Reservations for all lodging will be handled by our office. If double occupancy is desired, please contact us.

The fee does not include expenses associated with traveling to and from the facility, expenses for recreation and entertainment, or other personal incidental expenses.


Class size is targeted at 30 people to maximize the small group interaction and peer-to-peer learning. Applications will be accepted until October 26, 2018. Qualified applicants will be selected in order of receipt of application and notified by October 31, 2018. Guaranteed reservation into the program occurs when the first installment is received.

Cancellation Policy

If for some unforeseen reason you are unable to attend the program, notification of withdrawal from the program must be submitted in writing.

  • Notifications after November 16, 2018 but before the Session 1 program begins will qualify for a 75% refund of the first installment. This is to cover housing costs and related expenses of the program that cannot be recovered.
  • If cancellation of remaining sessions is received after the Session 1 program is completed, there is no refund of the first installment.
  • If we are notified that the participant cannot attend the Session 3 program after the Session 2 program is completed, there is a refund of 25% of the second installment.
  • Substitutions may be made up to two weeks before the start of the Session 1 program, subject to the approval of the program directors.

Typical Day

A typical day includes four activities: sessions, individual study, small group discussions, and roundtable discussions with faculty. With the fully packed agenda and the importance of group interaction to the program, participants are expected to spend the entire time at the conference center. Please be prepared to leave your business responsibilities at home. Break time will be built into the program to allow informal interaction with classmates and to respond to any urgent matters at home.

Equal Opportunity Statement: Cornell University and Cornell Cooperative Extension provide equal program and employment opportunity It is the policy of Cornell University to actively support equality of educational and employment opportunity. No person shall be denied admission to any educational program or activity or be denied employment on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination involving, but not limited to, such factors as race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or handicap.